Fedex Employees Celebrate Volunteer Week
FedEx is turning 40. The company’s employees are celebrating the anniversary by donating their time to local charities dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where FedEx employees live and work.
Fed Ex employees have been engaging in all sorts of community activities. Some were busy redesigning a school library in Atlanta while others were painting, organizing and landscaping a playground in Colorado Springs. And similar deeds have taken place in many other cities.
The week kicked off on Monday and unfolds today in more than 40 American cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Newark, Portland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Outside the U.S. FedEx workers in places such as Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and China are also engaged in volunteer work.
“FedEx Cares Week gives FedEx team members across the globe the opportunity to make a difference in their own backyards,” said Rose Flenorl, manager of Global Citizenship at FedEx.
This is the ninth edition of the event that ushers in the annual FedEx cares United Way volunteer campaign. In addition to volunteering thousands of hours each year, FedEx and its team members gave more than $14.2 million to the United Way and other local nonprofits in 2012.
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